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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am EST
the news that broke overnight. >> former d.c. council chairman kwame brown is awaiting his sentence. we have a reporter that will bring the announcement. >> the head of d.c. schools wrapped up a press conference. we have a reporter at the press conference. he'll tell us why and when the schools will be shut down. >>> our studio has been transformed into an elegant winter scene for today's wedding. today, music, food and the perfect dress for the winter wedding of your dreams. good morning. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 13th, 2012. we have breaking news. unusual scene in court. just now, it ended with no plea deal were suspected east coast rapist. prosecutors believe aaron thomas was going to plead guilty for the 2009 attack on three teenagers. there was confusion as he hesitated to enter a plea. he said i don't know what way is right and which way is wrong. after a short recess, he backed out of the plea deal. julie carey is in court and will bring the latest. >>> kwame brown is being sentenced on a federal bank charge.
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am EST
took over as chairman after kwame brown pleaded guilty of theft and resigned in june. there will be a special election to fill mendelson's old seat on the council. >>> michael brown lost his seat on the d.c. council. an independent won. derrick ward spoke with him. he joins us live in northeast d.c. >> how are you, keith? we are in northeast. this is a neighborhood where dave lives. he will become the newest member of the d.c. council after being elected last night. in being elected, he unseated incumbent michael brown, an independent who already conceded his personal financial problems didn't help his chances of being reele reelected. as voters, look at the voting record. he was able to strike a resident cord with voters in the district. those who are reform minded. he now joins the council and the government who has their own share of issues, past and present. we spoke with him about how he feels he fits into the whole scheme of things. >> i think the people of the district of columbia feel they are engaged. if they can have a say in where we are going go. electing me makes that sta
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
on foot but officers caught him. >>> federal prosecutors say kwame brown should spend six days in jail and have probation for fraud. brown resigned from council in june after admitting he gave false information on applications to obtain bank loans worst more than $200,000. prosecutors say brown accepted responsibility for his misconduct and has no prior criminal record. the actual sentencing by a judge is set for november 13th. >>> meanwhile, met tra says they are working to reduce bus driver fatigue. this comes as a study shows bus operators fell asleep at the wheels 68 times over two years. cameras caught them nodding off. they activate when the bus hits something or makes a sudden stop. half the drivers caught sleeping are working two shifts. drivers who fall asleep on the job are required to take medical tests before returning to work. >>> this weekend is the end of daylight savings time. at 2:00 a.m., it goes back an hour to 1:00 a.m. remember, to reset your clocks before you go to sleep saturday night. enjoy the extra hour of night life, which i bet tom kierein is planning t
Nov 12, 2012 11:00am EST
center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so fun. faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday. you hang up first. [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. [ ringing ] it's on. let's roll. >>> police in new zealand arrested a man who was planning to attack members of the royal family. officers stopped him before prince charles and his wife camilla visited the country saturday. investigators believe he's an anti-royal protester. he's expected to appear in court tomorrow. >>> congressional leaders want to know why they're only finding out now about the investigati that revealed now former cia director petraeus extramarital affair it affair. the fbi launched the investigation when jill kelly, an unpaid social liaison at the air force base in florida, complained about receiving harassing emays from petraeus biographer paula broadwell. agents later discored the affair. the spokesman says it is congressman knew about this relationship late las
Nov 8, 2012 11:00am EST
charged eric brown of richmond with theft of government property. it disappeared last october. the equipment included the teleprompter and items containing the president's seal. no classified or sensitive information was inside the truck. if convicted, he faces ten years in prison. >>> an ohio woman caught driving on a sidewalk to go around a school bus must face unusual punishment. you can see the car drive on the sidewalk and the grass. a judge sentenced the driver to stand on a corner near the intersection where it happened and hold a sign saying quote, only an idiot would drive around a school bus. the judge suspended her drivers license for 30 days. she must pay $250 in court fees. >>> right now, students in southeast d.c. are preparing to show off their dance moves while learning mathematics. this lesson is part theory and pop culture. it's also a flash mob. tony tull is live at the gallery in northwest d.c. where all the action is happening. hey, tony. >> reporter: all the action is right. it's been an exciting morning as you can imagine getting 100 elementary students from
Nov 6, 2012 11:00am EST
passes, they can delay the start up to one week. >>> brown resigned from council back in june after giving false information on applications to get two bank loans for over $200,000. thigh will vote for phil or calvin. the winner will complete brown's term, which runs through january 2nd, 2013. that means another race for chairman takes place in 2014. >>> d.c. residents will vote on three measures vo kused on preventing corruption in the wilson building. the council has to have 5/6 majority to do so. anyone convicts of a felony would ve to leave office. they would be banned from ever serving in office again. question 7 applies the same penalties to the mayor. the best place to get information all day long, check out our online voting guide. look in the top right corner of the home page. you are looking live at democracy plaza in new york. it's the headquarters for nbc news 'coverage. nbc 4, your home for all things election. >> on this election day, we have had a chilly start to the morning. let's see what's going to happen later this afternoon. >> tom kierein
Nov 14, 2012 11:00am EST
. in mt. rannier, derrick ward, news 4. >> kwame brown will spend the next six months at home. he was sentenced to six months of house arrest. he pleaded guilty of bank fraud. he admits to lying about his income when applying for loans. he apologized and must complete 480 hours of community service. >>> a former maryland state delegate convicted of stealing from the general assembly may sue to get her seat back. she took 8$800 to pay an employee. she was removed from office, which is required by the state's constitution. lawyers say she should be allowed to serve. the house speaker or governor may have the final say on if she can return. >>> the man who accused the sesame street puppeteer with a sexual relationship with him is dropping the charges. the man, now 23 accused kevin clash of beginning a relationship with him when he was 16. the man released the statement saying the relationship was between consenting adults. clash released his own statement saying he's relieved the allegation was put to rest. he did not say if he'll return from his leave of absence he took. >>> a former se
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